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Fast on the way up; even faster on the way down.
Get above and beyond with the Jones Solution Splitboard. This is the stick backcountry legend Jeremy Jones uses to access previously un-ridden zones and float on top of the deepest powder known to man. If the progressive, super-floaty directional-rocker shape weren't enough to sway you, the Solution is also constructed using top-shelf, eco-friendly materials like a FSC-certified wood core, recycled P-Tex base, and bio-film topsheet—so it's good for the environment AND ripping untracked lines.
- Directional rocker/camber hybrid shape uses camber underfoot for stability and edge grip, with a large rocker zone in the nose for effortless float in powder
- Carbon additives improve energy transfer and dampen the ride
- Blunt nose for less swing weight and easier planing on top of pow, crud, or corn
- FSC-certified full wood core is light, strong, and sustainably farmed
- Mellow Magne-Traction edge design adds contact points for improved grip, while still letting you finesse your turns
- Beefed-up edges are 250% stronger than traditional edge layups to withstand serious impacts without blowing out
- Aluminum tip and tail protectors prevent delams and improve durability
- Sintered base for face-melting speed, made from recycled materials to reduce environmental impact
- Hardware, skins, and bindings sold separately
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My first split, it's been a great choice
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've ridden the other Jones boards before, including the Flagship (the non-split version of this board) and been happy with all, so when I decided it was time to go for a split and get off the snowshoes, Jones was one of the first places I looked. I, like the other reviewers so far, opted for a karakoram binding system as well. (The bent metal collab to be precise.) You can tell while riding that it's a heavy set up, but it's solid and I would say rides very comparably to it's non-split counterpart. Very stable at speed, designed to float in the powder, and the magnetraction is a beautiful thing if you hit any crusty spots. For the price, you'd be hard pressed to find a better offering.
164 Solution in Tahoe BC
The first run of this vid was an early morning tour on the 164 Solution with Karakorams. This split setup rides like a solid one-piece snowboard. Backcountry.com's recommended use is correct (big-mountain, charging spines); it's a stiff board that will perform if you ask her to.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Nidecker (whom presses all of Jones's boards) makes exceptional products and made it an easy choice for me to purchase the Solution 168. I have put ~40 days on it now and am able to give a reasonable review on it. I ride it with the Karakoram interface/bindings and have had absolutely no problems descending anything thus far. It handles solidly on hard snow in couloirs, floats incredibly in deep snow, transitions edge to edge well on steep/ tightly enclosed terrain and holds up well at speed. My only caveat is that the early rise tip and tail will give less purchase on the skin trail which usually is of little concern unless on hard snow and steep skinners (time to boot pack or slap on crampons anyway...) but that being said this is an exceptional splitboard and easily competes with decks $300 more expensive. I highly recommend this ride and also highly recommend buying the Karakoram bindings/ interface to accompany it as well.
Jones Solution in the Mt. Baker bc
Jones Solution Split 164cm.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have had my new Jones Solution split board out now on a few tours. I really like the weight of this board. Seems to be lighter than a 162cm board I own by a different brand. I know only 2cm difference, but any weight savings in the backcountry is good savings. I really like the fact that Jones went with Karakorum clips this go around. They make the board much more stiff, so much so it feels like a regualr snowboard on groomers. The slight rocker keeps the board on a nice plane when the snow is deep and with camber underfoot for powerful turns. Coming from someone who still only rides cambered regular snowboards. Pick one of these up you won't be bummed.